Six Alderson Broaddus voice students were winners at the West Virginia National Association of Teachers of Singing (WVNATS) Vocal Competition, hosted on AB's campus on Saturday, October 15. The students competed in a field of twenty singers from Marshall University, West Liberty University, and the Eastern panhandle. All passed the preliminary round, singing thee songs & arias in contrasting style, and moved on to the final round where they chose one piece which determined their final standing.
Competition winners were:
Timothy Tosh: 1st place, Freshmen Men, Classical Division
Andrew Doering: 2nd place, Junior Men, Classical Division
Sarah Widder: Honorable Mention, Junior Women, Musical Theatre Division
Tia Price: 1st place, Senior Women, Classical Division
Alyssa Welch: 2nd place, Senior Women, Classical Division
Abebrum Schoonover: 1st place, Senior Men, Classical Division
Abebrum Schoonover: tied for 1st place, Senior Men, Musical Theatre Division
The singers are students of Alderson Broaddus University voice teachers Mr. Lewis Hall, Asst. Prof. of Music, and Mrs. Lillian F. Long, Assoc. Prof.
(L to R) Alyssa Welch, Senior Musical Arts major; Abebrum Schoonover, Senior
Musical Arts major; Sarah Widder, Junior Music Education major; Andrew
Doering, Junior Musical Arts major; Tia Price, Senior Applied Music
major; and Timothy Tosh, Freshman Applied Music major.